King Arthur's Castle and The Beauties of Cornwall

Tintagel bay

After long two weeks of nearly constant rain, hailstorms and strong wind, I can only dream of sunshine while looking at pictures of our recent trip. It seems that 1 April was the first and only sunny day of April. Luckily, we decided to spend that day in Cornwall.

Cornwall is absolutely gorgeous. No wonder it's one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. Blue waters, sand beaches and numerous opportunities for walks along the coast, offering stunning scenery, make this area a perfect summer place to visit.

Wait, I didn't mention the food! Cornwall is also known for its culinary offerings. Where shall I start? Have you heard of the traditional Cornish pasties, local fish and seafood, cream teas with scrumptious scones, thick layer of clotted cream and fruity strawberry jam, Cornish fudge or ice cream? I could go on... Sadly, we only spent one day in Cornwall, so I didn't get to taste everything. A good reason to go back! 


Coast and Stones
Tintagel coast
Tintagel Coast
Tintagel Sea Water
Tintagel Coast
Tintagel coast

Speaking about blue waters, stunning coasts and breathtaking views, Tintagel is the place to visit. What better place to build a castle. Tintagel Castle was built in the 13th century by Richard, Earl of Cornwall and is believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. Today only the ruins of the castle remain. I can't even imagine how magnificent this place must have been back in the days. I could definitely spend more than just a half a day here, but we wanted to see more of Cornwall.

Tintagel Rocks
Cornish Pastie and rocks
Fish and Chips

To finish the already perfect day, we headed south to visit the charming coastal town of St. Ives. Although the tourist season hadn't even started, the town and beach were packed with people who came to enjoy the first sunny days. I was so happy that we arrived just before the golden hour. The town couldn't have been more picturesque.

St. Ives, Cornwall
Door And Scones
A row of boats
Old boat
Sea Man and Segull
Boat and water
St. Ives Still Waters
St. Ives lighthouse
Boats low tide
Boat in St. Ives

25 comments :

  1. I love the boat pictures, they are gorgeous!

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  2. Gorgeous shots of a wonedrful place! Cornwall is so beautiful. I wish I could go there once...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. I enjoyed this post and these gorgeous photos so much! I just finished the British series "Doc Martin". I believe it was filmed in Cornwall. My daughter and I also just finished "Larkrise to Candleford" series. We are just in love with the scenery, the food, the history...everything. Thank you for such beautiful photos.

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  4. Sari, what a wonderful photos again! I haven't been to Cornwall but it is my dream destination! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

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  5. I have just experienced a touch of history with the natural essence of beautiful countryside and sumptuous food...... The photography is simply amazing. Cornwall is so fantastic!

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    1. Thank you for a lovely comment! Cornwall is indeed fantastic. I hope to go back soon.

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  6. Those pictures are so beautiful. Hopefully next year we will visit Cornwall, too.

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  7. Love your pictures, Love Cornwall.
    Here's mine, if you have little time to spend^^
    Bless you
    la Zia Artemisia

    Tintagel
    http://laziaartemisia.blogspot.it/2010/04/tintagel-cornovaglia-il-canto-di.html

    Boscastle
    http://laziaartemisia.blogspot.it/2010/06/boscastle-il-mare-la-pecore-la-pietra-e.html

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  8. Cornwall is one of my favourite places on this earth, we spent two weeks there last june on our honeymoon and I wish it was closer by so I could head down for a day or two!
    Love your pictures... they put a smile to my face!

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    1. So glad my photos made you smile! :) Cornwall is indeed on of the most beautiful places in the UK.

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  9. Sarka--I love your pictures, but when I click on one I get a message saying "Oops! This photo is private. You don't have permission to view it." What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

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  10. We were in St Ives the week before Ted arrived. You managed to pack a lot into one day - It's a long drive down to St Ives, I'm impressed you made it that far!

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    1. St. Ives is absolutely worth staying longer than just a couple of hours, not just because it's so far. :)

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  11. Nemohu se než obdivně nepřidat. Náádherné fotografie nádherné krajiny. Hned bych se zase vybravila na ostrovy. Projela jsem si dnes celou historii blogu a nemůžu než závidět fotografické umění se kterým vypadájí veškeré pokrmy k nakousnutí.

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  12. Looks like you had a fabulous day! Your pictures are stunning. I've never been to St. Ives but it always gets glowing reports. Hope to make it there one day when I'm back in the UK :-)

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    1. We only spent a couple of hours in St. Ives , but I really enjoyed it nevertheless. This small town is well worth the visit.

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  13. Great Pics and Great Story. I would have never thought the water would be that clear in England, makes me just want to jump in for a dive.

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    1. Thank you! I shared the "official" Kind Arthur's story. Only a few of us know where King Arthur was really born! :) You have to come with us next time and try the water.

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  14. I'd love to discover Cornwall, too ... your pictures are so beautiful !

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  15. Krásný kus země hmmm ;-) asi je vám tam dobře, že?

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    1. Britanie je moc krasna a rozmanita. Rozhodne jsou tu temer nekonecne prilezitosti na cestovani.

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  16. Your pictures are very beautiful.. I love the sea man carting the load of sticks..

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  17. These are very beautiful pictures..

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